September 12, 2022
Reading Partners North Texas reaches 17% more students, empowering children and communities to thrive
For Immediate Release
Ashley Huff, Director of Community Engagement & Operations
Reading Partners North Texas
214-821-4500 | ashley.huff@readingpartners.
Local nonprofit’s 2021-22 impact results show critical support for students, schools, and communities
DALLAS, Tex. – September 12, 2022 — Despite COVID-19 variants creating ongoing disruptions in schools, Reading Partners continued to provide critical literacy support to students, schools, and communities. In fact, the nonprofit provided literacy tutoring to 17% more local students in the 2021-22 school year than the year before.
2021-22 results show that Reading Partners continued to positively impact students
Each year, Reading Partners publishes reports highlighting student performance for the national organization and for each of its 12 respective regions across the country. The Impact & Innovation reports for the 2021-22 school year have recently been posted on readingpartners.org and include the following highlights in North Texas.
674 students received 12+ sessions of one-on-one tutoring
15,290 total tutoring sessions were delivered to those same students
667 community tutors supported students
96% of volunteers were satisfied with their experience
Distributed over 14,300 books and 700 book bags with activities to keep students reading over the summer
Learn more about Reading Partners’ impact in North Texas here.
Learn about Reading Partners’ national impact here.
In addition to reaching a lot of students, Reading Partners North Texas achieved impressive student performance. In 2021-22, 79% of all Reading Partners students finished the year meeting or exceeding their primary end-of-year literacy growth goals, while 84% of K-2 Reading Partners students were developing mastery of key foundational reading skills needed to read and grade level.
Heading into the new school year, Reading Partners North Texas anticipates needing more than 1,000 community volunteers to support students’ literacy development. Follow this link if you’re interested in investing one hour a week to help empower a student through reading.
Reading Partners also gets help from AmeriCorps members to train and provide ongoing support to literacy volunteers. Please follow this link if you’re interested in becoming an AmeriCorps member at Reading Partners.
A volunteer tutor and a student in a reading center engaging in Reading Partners’ traditional tutoring program (Photo Credit: Reading Partners)
About Reading Partners
For over 20 years, Reading Partners has helped empower students to succeed in school and beyond by engaging community volunteers to provide proven, one-on-one literacy tutoring. Since its founding, the national nonprofit organization has mobilized over 75,000 community volunteers to provide more than 2.5 million individualized literacy tutoring sessions to more than 70,000 elementary school students in nearly 470 under-resourced schools across ten states and the District of Columbia. Visit readingpartners.org to learn more about our program impact and our Reading Partners Connects online program innovation, or connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram. Reading Partners is a proud AmeriCorps service partner and has been endorsed by The New York Times.